Its been the requisite seven days, so its time to delve into my storehouse of stuff and nonsense.
The first thing to show you is this marvelously detailed and beautifully constructed recreation of a court gown from 1750. It was created by the obviously talented hands of Olivier Henry in 2011 and was recently used in a French museum exhibition of period garments and how they are constructed. The entire bodice is worked with metallic appliques and bullion work, and the cool gray tone of the grandly scaled skirt fabric makes a great counterpoint. I love this.
Have a Grand Weekend, Y'all!